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Keep your $87.00! Just Say No to “Records Recovery Services”

Greetings,

Have you recently purchased a home or transferred the title to your home, such as to a revocable trust?

Have you received an official-looking letter stating you should remit $87.00 to receive a copy of your deed?  The letter includes a ‘due date,’ your property’s parcel number, and other information about your home/land?  And the letter is from Records Recovery Services?

Don’t do it!  It’s a scam!

This is not a ruin-your-life scam, but it will relieve you of $87.00 for no real purpose.

Once recorded, land records can be obtained from the Recorder of Deeds by anyone, including companies like Records Recovery Services, which harvests the public information, generates these letters, and attempts to get property owners to send them needless fees.  Usually, copy charges from the Recorder’s Office are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page (a total of $5.00 or so v. $87.00).

By the way, the address for “Records Recovery Services” is a UPS store in Jefferson City, and they are not registered to do business in Missouri.

Another one for the recycle bin!

~Cindy

 

23 thoughts on “Keep your $87.00! Just Say No to “Records Recovery Services””

  1. Hello! I wasn’t aware that this place was a scam but we had already mailed a check, do you know the proper steps we can take to get our money back and report this place?

  2. Thank you! I received that letter two months after buying my home and decided to do some research and found your page.

  3. I guess I will rip up my check and save some money! Thank you! Was going to mail tomorrow

  4. I already sent my $87 anyone’s know how to go about getting my money back, I did buy a money order

  5. Wow. I am glad I found your posting. I just recieved the same letter and thought it was weird that there was no way to get this other than by mailing a check. I decided to search them online and found your information. Thanks for putting this out there and helping so many people avoid a scam.

  6. I received my letter today funny thing is it is not for my address. Should we be reporting this to someone?

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for commenting.

      They’re not necessarily doing anything illegal….they’re just selling unnecessary services. That is odd that it’s not for your address, though!

      ~Cindy

  7. Thank you.
    Rec’d solicitation today and remember from our closing, my lawyer prudently warned us of such a scam!! Like all R.E. attorneys should.
    Glad your website is up to. hopefully, warn others and maybe rid the earth of this scum.

  8. Thank you very much!
    I was about to write a check, then thought on doing some research, found your post.
    I do appreciate your warning.
    Thanks again

  9. I was receiver the letter but I ask my agent do I pay but they say no ( do they dupe) I don’t know do I pay or not some know let me know thank you

  10. I figured this was a scam… it seemed fishy. We just closed on our property two months ago..
    thanks for the heads up! I saved myself $87!!!!

  11. Hi Cindy,

    It nice to see that you have pointed this out to people. I go to the county records office once in a while and I always thought you can get a copy of deeds, marriage licenses, etc. for a small fee or sometimes online. Thank you for making the effort to post this. I work as a Realtor as well and I try to enlighten people to what you have to do in a real estate transaction, even if they don’t want to listen to me( I work primarily as an investor so I get the evil eye more than the usual real estate agent)
    Keep up the good work. Michael H., Lombard IL

  12. Thanks for posting this. They’re now operating with a return address out of Albany, N.Y. too. Thought this was a scam but decided to look online anyway. Shameful to try and take advantage of people.

  13. I got the same letter I looked it up I called the phone no one in at 9am just seemed wrong ? when I looked up the address info said it was a scam!

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